Brian Friel (born 9 January 1929) is an Irish dramatist, author and director of the Field Day Theatre Company. He is considered to be one of the greatest living English-language dramatists, hailed by the English-speaking world as an "Irish Chekhov" and "the universally accented voice of Ireland". Friel is best known for plays such as Philadelphia, Here I Come! and Dancing at ... more »
Click here to add this poet to your My Favorite Poets.
Quotationsmore quotations »
''It is not the literal past, the "facts" of history, that shape us, but images of the past embodied in language.''Brian Friel (b. 1929), Irish playwright, author. Hugh, in Translations, act 3.